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CVNE 'Cune' Gran Reserva Rioja 2010 - 94pts WS #22-Top100 (750ml)

CVNE 'Cune' Gran Reserva Rioja 2010 - 94pts WS #22-Top100 (750ml)

"This generous red shows a traditional character, with leafy, dried herb, tea and spice notes framing dried cherry, licorice and leather flavors. Firm tannins and balsamic acidity impart structure, and this shows plenty of depth, with a juicy, spicy finish. Drink now through 2025. 600 cases imported." 94pts WS

Aging in cask 24 moths and aging in bottle 36 months before going to market. Made from hand selected grapes from our vineyards in Rioja Alta. The color and structure is obtained after alcoholic fermentation maceration. The malolactic fermentation gives the wine suitable for mature aged in American and French oaks. Before being bottled, traditionally clarified with egg whites. Finally passed into our drafts which will age under conditions suitable temperature and humidity until the time of going to market.

CVNE, Compania Vinicola del Norte del Espana (the Northern Spanish Wine Company), was founded in 1879 in the town of Haro in Rioja. CVNE was founded by two brothers and today is still controlled by the direct descendants of the founding family. Since its inception, CVNE has been focused on the production and aging of wines and now comprises of four wineries: CVNE, Imperial, Vina Real and Contino. The famous French architect, Aleixandre Gustave Eiffel, designed this cellar. Truly revolutionary, this imposing structure provided an innovative formula to support its construction. Without columns, the roof is supported by steel trusses, running from wall to wall allowing for a large open space that significantly improved the management of barrels in the cellar, to make racking, maintenance, and monitoring of the wine barrels easier.

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